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  • Neo-Zangid State erases Syria-Iraq Border, cuts Hizbullah off from Iran
    • That last quote by H.R.P. Dickson reminds me of T.E. Lawrence's line in the movie, "So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people - greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are. "

      While Lawrence most assuredly didn't actually say that, the patronage and arrogance is remarkable.
      Nevertheless, I can't myself help but wonder how many will need to be slaughtered for a century to arrive when tribalism is not the guiding principle.
      Still love the movie though.

  • Step on it! Impala leaps into truck to escape cheetahs (Video)
  • Laughing Camels are the Best
    • I love it that you're not above throwing a bit of zany humor in there every once in while.

      And what is going on with the animal kingdom anyway.
      Just this week we've had the talking elephant :
      link to bbc.co.uk

      and the talking beluga whale :
      link to bbc.co.uk

      But I'm not sure it's going to be that good an idea to imitate us.

  • Satellite Images Show Syrian Army Siege of Houla (BBC)
    • Juan,

      I'm wondering if you could say something about this . . . something I haven't had time to research yet . . .

      What is the Russian's dog in this fight ?

      They're wanting to push back against further western influence/footholds in the Levant ?

      They want to maintain their own influence/footholds in the Levant ?

      They just don't seem to have a moral position on this, only strategic.

      The other day I believe it was the Russian foreign affairs minister that I heard stating that it didn't make sense that the Syrian govt. was responsible for the atrocities at Houla. The proof ? : It would be stupid for a govt. to do something like that right before a visit by Kofi Annan.
      That was the sole proof.
      We're really supposed to accept such disingenuity ?
      As if no govt. had every acted stupidly in times previous.

      I'm not a Russian hater by any means, but I really don't see them taking taking up a cause on the right side of anything these days - more the support of both internal and externally bullies.

      How long can they be allowed such moral iniquity ?

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